Posted by: Katy Elizabeth on August 16th, 2014
My group Champ Search was featured in the Press Republican Newspaper about our book signing for the new book “Water Horse of Lake Champlain II”. The signing was held at Champs Trading Post in West Addison VT and was attended by many Champ enthusiasts.The article also features details of our extensive work in search of Champ on Lake Champlain as well as sightings and Echolocation recordings we captured.
Champ Search founder Katy Elizabeth Huling says the Lake Champlain monster has already been sighted several times this summer.
Huling was in Port Henry and Addison, Vt., recently to sign copies of her new book, “Water Horse of Lake Champlain II,” which she co-authored with Champ expert Dennis Hall of Panton, Vt.
Huling said she and Hall have been looking for Champ both from shore and by boat this summer.
“I’m always out on the lake,” Huling said. “I’ve been out all summer looking for Champ.”
The Exeter, R.I., resident said she spends most of her summers on Lake Champlain looking for the creature.
She said Hall’s Champ Quest group was inactive for awhile, and no one else took up the Champ mantle.
“It’s been dead. No one was doing it.”
There were a few sightings so far this summer in Button Bay, Vt., Huling said.
“There was a sighting near Charlotte, Vt. A woman with binoculars saw a large head pop up.”
That was at the end of June, she said.
“We’ve heard of a few other sightings,” Hall said. “A man said he saw a giant eel swim under his boat near Button Bay.”
Hall said they watched from Button Bay near Vergennes, Vt., in late July and saw Champ from the shore.
“It was the third time we saw something this year,” Hall related. “One of them came to the surface and shot into the back bay.”
Huling said she was so excited she couldn’t move.
“I looked to the left, and said, ‘wow, what was that,’” Huling said. “A dark-colored hump came up in Button Bay, three feet out of the water.”
She said the creature was about 15 feet long.
Huling said she last saw Champ in 2012, also in Button Bay.
“I’ve been interested in Champ since I was 7,” she said.
She and Hall have been going out on a boat and scanning the lake with a hydrophone and a fish finder.
“The hydrophone picks up anything underwater,” Huling said. “And I have an underwater camera.”
Huling said she’s featured on a History Channel program called “In Search of Aliens,” to be shown later this year.
Hall said he’s seen Champ numerous times over the years. He said his exploits were cut short a few years ago when a heavy beam fell on him while he was working as a carpenter, but he’s almost recovered now.
Read the rest of the article here.
Katy Elizabeth was born in Warwick, Rhode Island. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child. As one of the youngest and most recent Cryptozoologists, she made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature on Lake Champlain. It prompted her to start her own non-profit group called “Champ Search”. The group's goal is to study, investigate and prove the existence of unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain. She is the author of the books Water Horse Of Lake Champlain and Water Horse Of Lake Champlain II available on amazon.com.